Today, Marina Abramović — the most (only?) mainstream-famous performance artist in the world and a very, very rich person — launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the Marina Abramović Institute dedicated to the performance, preservation and audience participation of long durational works. $600,000 y’all! Oh, I know. YOU HATE THAT.
YOU HATE THAT SO MUCH. Because…
“Doesn’t she have a mansion shaped like a star?”
Yes. She’s a very, very rich person. But she’s probably funneled a shitload of money into renovating that building up Hudson or whatever, because she gets mad paid, and there are probably millions of dollars already invested by patrons and future board members. The Kickstarter is likelier after publicity than your money, bb.
“Performance art is stupid. What is performance art? It is stupid.”
SHUT THE FUCK UP.
“Her art is not very good.”
I like her old work better too.
“$1,000 to look into her eyes over Skype? No.”
Ok, don’t donate $1,000 then. I already got mine and it was very special, Y U MAD?
“Too much hype tbh. Also, James Franco.”
When your imaginary friends become very, very successful and change drastically, is ok. They were very important to you at some point. She’s a hustler, baby. Amirite, Jay Z?
“OH MY GOD SHE IS TOTALLY STARTING A CULT EVERYBODY RUN!”
Oh, that is definitely a cult. But no one is making you join. As far as cults go, this one is p good. And look at her. She is magnetic! What do you want me to do Marina I will do it 4u.
“Who the hell would want to sign a contract promising to stay six hours, put on a robe and walk around a giant white building with noise-blocking headphones on, leaning on crystals and shit, then observing some artists in the middle of a performance that could be going on for months and months maybe and then going to the ‘Levitation Chamber,’ wait, what is a ‘Levitation Chamber,’ it sounds fun, and do people actually levitate? Never mind. I hate this thing. Who the hell would want to come there?”
I would. Marina, you can have $5.